San Francisco Giants vs Chicago Cubs Prediction MLB Picks 6/18/24

Chicago Cubs (34-38) vs San Francisco Giants (35-37)

Game Info: Tuesday, June 18, 2024 at 8:05 pm (Wrigley Field)

Justin Steele (0-3) (3.58) vs Logan Webb (6-5) (3.02)

Betting Odds: Chicago Cubs -110 / San Francisco Giants +100 --- Over/Under: 9.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The San Francisco Giants and the Chicago Cubs meet Tuesday in MLB action from Wrigley Field. Here’s a San Francisco Giants vs Chicago Cubs prediction. This will be the second installment in a three-game series. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for the game. We will examine:

• The San Francisco Giants recent form and player performance

• The Chicago Cubs recent form and player performance

• Recent betting trends and streaks involving the San Francisco Giants

• Recent betting trends and streaks involving the Chicago Cubs

• Recent betting trends in games played between the Cubs and Giants

• A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for the Cubs vs Giants game

San Francisco Giants Betting Preview

The Giants played the Los Angeles Angels over the weekend. San Francisco lost the first two installments of that set 8-6 and 4-3 before a 13-6 Sunday win staved off the sweep. On Monday versus the Cubs, the Giants eked out a 7-6 win. Jordan Hicks went 5.0 clean frames in the start with four hits, four walks and four Ks.

Logan Webb will take starter duties for the Giants on Tuesday. This year so far Webb is 6-5 with a 3.02 ERA and 78 Ks in 92.1 innings over 15 starts. Webb is 48-37 with a 3.36 ERA in 128 career games (125 starts).

Chicago Cubs Betting Preview

Over on the Cubs’ side, they played the rival St. Louis Cardinals over the weekend. Chicago managed a 5-1 win in the Saturday game but otherwise lost 3-0 and 2-1 in the other pair. On Monday the Cubs scored four times in the seventh inning and had 10 hits but still lost. Starter Javier Assad lasted 5.0 innings with one earned run on five hits and two walks.

It’ll be Justin Steele in the starting pitcher role for the Cubs on Tuesday. This year Steele is 0-3 with a 3.22 ERA and 48 Ks in 50.1 innings over nine starts. Steele has a career record of 24-19 with a 3.29 ERA in 83 games (72 starts).

Giants vs Cubs Injury Notes

Cubs SP Jordan Wicks was diagnosed with a Grade 2 oblique strain over the weekend.

Total Runs Facts

  • Eight of the Cubs' last nine games after playing the previous day have gone UNDER the total runs line.
  • Each of the Giants' last four road games against NL Central opponents have gone OVER the total runs line.
  • The 'Inning 1 UNDER 0.5 runs' market has hit in each of the Cubs' last eight night games against NL West opponents.
  • The 'Inning 1 UNDER 0.5 runs' market has hit in each of the Giants' last four night games against National League opponents.

Chicago Cubs Player Prop Facts

  • Seiya Suzuki has hit a home run in three of the Cubs' last five home games against the Giants.
  • Seiya Suzuki has recorded a Double in each of his last five appearances against the Giants.
  • Seiya Suzuki has recorded two or more hits in each of his last five appearances against the Giants.
  • Seiya Suzuki has recorded at least one RBI in each of the Cubs' last five home games against the Giants.
  • Seiya Suzuki has recorded three or more total bases in each of his last six appearances against the Giants after playing the previous day.
  • Justin Steele has recorded six or more strikeouts in 11 of his last 14 appearances at Wrigley Field.
  • Seiya Suzuki has scored at least one run in each of his last nine appearances at Wrigley Field against NL West opponents that held a losing record.
  • Seiya Suzuki has recorded at least one Single in each of his last eight appearances at Wrigley Field against NL West opponents that held a losing record.

San Francisco Giants Player Prop Facts

  • Matt Chapman has hit a home run in three of the Giants' last four road games against NL Central opponents.
  • Logan Webb has recorded six or more strikeouts in each of his last eight Tuesday appearances against teams that held a losing record.
  • Matt Chapman has recorded at least one RBI in five of the Giants' last six games against NL Central opponents that held a losing record.
  • Matt Chapman has scored at least one run in each of the Giants' last six games against NL Central opponents.
  • Jung Hoo Lee has recorded at least one Single in seven of his last eight appearances in night games against teams that held a losing record.
  • Jung Hoo Lee has recorded at least one hit in each of his last eight appearances in night games against teams that held a losing record.
  • Jung Hoo Lee has recorded at least one total base in each of his last eight appearances in night games against NL teams that held a losing record.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Chicago Cubs rank 5th in the league for walks this season (256).
  • The Chicago Cubs rank 25th in the league for hits this season (549).
  • The San Francisco Giants rank 28th in the league for hits allowed this season (638).
  • The San Francisco Giants rank 7th in the league for walks this season (242).

San Francisco Giants vs Chicago Cubs Prediction

I’ll stick with the Cubs. Steele is going to need some help from the offense but should be able to put together a nice outing. In his last three starts combined Steele is 0-1 but he’s got just two earned in 18.0 total innings. As for Webb, he’s given up nine earned in 20.0 innings over his last three starts.

On Monday Chicago was up 6-3 going into the eighth inning but still found a way to lose the game with some rough bullpen performances. Offensively the Cubs did pretty well though, so that’s a plus. The pitching does need to come around Tuesday.

Andrew’s Pick Chicago Cubs -110

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